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appellation - name; title
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
irascible - irritable; easily angered
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
uniformity - sameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)